31 Search Results for: Ontario Court of Justice


  • John Douglas Arnup (1911 – 2005)

    After being called to the bar in 1935 John Arnup practiced with Mason, Foulds, Davidson, Carter & Kellock (now Weir and Foulds). During his time at the firm, he became one of Toronto’s most highly regarded litigators. Arnup was elected a Bencher to the Law Society of upper Canada in 1952 and Treasurer in 1963…. Read more »

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  • Nancy Backhouse

    Madam Justice Nancy Backhouse is currently serving on the Superior Court of Justice for Ontario. Before her appointment to the bench, Justice Backhouse was a family law lawyer and labour arbitrator. She was also a bencher and chair of the Admissions and Equity Committee of the Law Society, vice-chair of the Ontario Grievance Settlement Board,… Read more »

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  • George Finlayson

    The Honourable George D. Finlayson 1928-2008. Esq., Q.C., LL.B., LL.D The Honourable George D. Finlayson was born in Winnipeg, MB in 1928. He started his post-secondary education in a pre-med program; however, after the first year he enrolled in an Honours Arts program at the University of Toronto. He graduated in 1949 with a Pass… Read more »

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  • Shelley Gavigan

    Shelley A.M. Gavigan, BA (Saskatchewan), LLB (Saskatchewan), MA (Toronto), LLM (Osgoode Hall Law School), SJD (University of Toronto). Shelley Gavigan is Professor Emerita and Senior Scholar at Osgoode Hall Law School, having retired as Professor of Law from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University in January 2017. She is a retired member of the Law… Read more »

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  • Philip Girard

    Philip Girard is a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. From 1984 until 2013 he was a Professor of Law, History and Canadian Studies, and University Research Professor at Dalhousie University. He is also Associate Editor of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History. He was law clerk to Mr. Justice W.Z. Estey… Read more »

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  • Patricia McMahon

    Patricia McMahon is the coordinator and lead interviewer of the Osgoode Society’s Oral History Program. She is a lawyer and historian living in Toronto. Dr. McMahon holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Toronto and a J.S.D. from Yale Law School. Her Ph.D. dissertation examined the influence of public opinion on Canada’s nuclear… Read more »

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  • The Honourable R. Roy McMurtry

    Roy McMurtry is Chancellor of York University, and the former chief justice of Ontario (1996-2007) and Canadian high commissioner to the United Kingdom (1985-1988). He is counsel at Gowlings. He was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 1975 after practicing as a trial lawyer for 17 years, and served as attorney-general under Premier William… Read more »

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  • Robert J. Sharpe

    Robert Sharpe has been a judge of the Ontario Court of Appeal since 1999. He was called to the bar in 1974 and practiced with MacKinnon McTaggart (later McTaggart Potts) in the area of civil litigation. He was a professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law from 1976 to 1988 where he researched… Read more »

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  • Bad Judgment: The Case of Mr. Justice Leo A. Landreville

    by William Kaplan. Published with the University of Toronto Press, 1996. Out of Print. Bad Judgment is a quintessential fall-from-grace story about a man from humble beginnings who rose to the top of the legal profession in Canada, only to be removed from the bench because of his bad judgment, the intolerant attitudes of the… Read more »

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  • Bora Laskin: Bringing Law to Life

    by Philip Girard, Professor of Law, History & Canadian Studies at Dalhousie University, 2005. Published with the University of Toronto Press. In any account of Canadian law in the 20th century, Bora Laskin looms large. This biography explores in vivid detail the life and times of a restless man on a mission. In his first career,… Read more »